Stocks slip after tepid July jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street after a report of tepid job growth last month. Energy stocks fell more than the rest of the market after Chevron became the latest big energy company…

US diplomat kills man in car crash, leaves Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father of three whose widow is six months pregnant, officials said…

NC regulators close 3 abortion clinics in 3 months

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s health agency has closed three abortion clinics in three months for violating health and safety regulations that previously did not cause suspensions. The News & Observer reported Friday (http://bit.ly/137onLC ) that its…

Saudi student freed after Mo. charges dropped

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charges against a Saudi national accused of paying his roommate to kill a Warrensburg bar owner were dropped Friday after information from a critical witness changed, leaving the state with insufficient evidence to…
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Covelli earns profit

The city-owned Covelli Centre made nearly double the profit they expected to in the last three months.…

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars for 2nd time

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres will be back for a second time to host the Academy Awards. Producers announced her selection Friday. DeGeneres hosted the show in 2007, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her…

Tepid jobs news barely dents stock market advance

NEW YORK (AP) — A tepid jobs report pushed stocks lower on Friday. Stocks fell after the U.S. added fewer jobs than forecast in July, curbing optimism that the economy is poised to pick up strength in the…

NM gun shop holding prairie dog killing contest

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico gun shop that drew international fire for sponsoring a coyote hunting contest last year is holding another competition aimed at another animal — the prairie dog. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13G6McL) Gunhawk…

US issues global travel alert over al-Qaida threat

The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa. It says an attack could occur or come from the Arabian Peninsula.

WTO backs US in chicken trade dispute with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is claiming victory in a long-standing dispute over chicken exports with China. That’s because the World Trade Organization largely ruled in favor of the U.S. in a decision announced Friday. The U.S. appealed…

Spain: driver received 3 signals to slow down

MADRID (AP) — The driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing 79 people, ignored three warnings to reduce speed in the two minutes before the train hurtled off the tracks on a treacherous curve, crash investigators said…

Pilot ejects from jet off Va., rescued at sea

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Air National Guard fighter jets collided midair, forcing one of the pilots to eject into the sea and be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter a few hours later off the Virginia coast,…

Ind. leaders launch review of A-F grading scandal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top lawmakers are creating a task force to review the state’s “A-F” school grading system following the revelation former state schools superintendent Tony Bennett changed the grading formula for a Republican donor’s charter school.…

APNewsBreak: Sikhs added to hate crime stats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin keeping numbers on hate crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups, in connection with Monday’s one-year anniversary of the killing of six Sikh worshippers in Oak Creek, Wis. The…

Device explodes near home of Honduran president

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran police say a device tossed from a moving car exploded 100 yards (meters) from the home of President Porfirio Lobo. Police say Lobo was at the home on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa with…

France to cut defense jobs, hold line on spending

PARIS (AP) — France plans to hold the line on military spending while reducing 34,000 defense jobs over the next five years. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government laid out its five-year military program at a Cabinet meeting on…

50 arrested after Burkina Faso student protests

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Students in the capital of Burkina Faso have set more than a dozen cars ablaze after negotiations with university officials failed. Police superintendent Patrice Yeye said Friday that two officers were seriously wounded…

Samantha Power sworn in as new US ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Samantha Power is officially the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to the 42-year-old Power on Friday, a day after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the…

Iowa man saves couple from oncoming train

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A 38-year-old Iowa bank worker is being hailed as a hero for pushing an elderly couple’s stalled car from a railroad crossing seconds before a train whizzed by. Chris Ihle (EYE-lee) told The Des…